Members of the high school Book Club love to read, but they do more than get together to discuss the writing of their favorite authors. The group recently joined with the Long Island Book Fairies organization to spread their love of reading to those who may not have books to read. They collected gently used books and magazines for distribution to needy organizations throughout Long Island and the greater New York area.

The Book Drive was spearheaded by Book Club co-presidents Rebecca Finke and Olivia Guma, who were enthusiastically assisted by Elisabeth Baumann, Bridget BiancoCaileigh Burnett, Charlotte Creedon, Maya Mehta, Emily Moran, Jessica Penny Joanna Yu , club advisor, Barbara Mierlak and the high school library staff.  The students created and distributed posters and flyers around the school encouraging students and staff to donate to the cause ... and donate they did!

The generous Locust Valley MS/HS community donated a whopping 1,518 children’s and adult books along with a boxful of current magazines! A total of 42 boxes was collected by members of the Book Fairies organization, a non-profit group headquartered in Freeport, Long Island. The organization’s goal is “to foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.” Books go to schools and libraries in high poverty areas, as well as to hospitals, homeless shelters, prisons and more